Dr. Patrick Lozar

Dr. Patrick Lozar
Assistant Professor

BA (Montana State), MA (Oregon), PhD (Washington)

Office: Cle B305

Office Hours

Mondays 10:25 - 11:25, Thursdays 10:25 - 11:25 or by appointment.




I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 2019 and joined the UVic Department of History that same year. I study the Indigenous histories of the interior Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Specifically, my manuscript project focuses on the Native nations of the Upper Columbia River region and their experiences with the Canada-United States border. My interest in this research emerged from having grown up on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana, where I am a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. In this work, I engage with methods in ethnohistory, decolonizing Indigenous geographies, and settler colonial studies to unsettle the history of imposed international borders on Native lands. Before my PhD, I earned degrees in History from the University of Oregon and Montana State University, and taught high school social studies in between.


Selected Publications

“’My Home Is on Both Sides’: Indigenous Communities and the US-Canadian Border on the Columbia Plateau, 1880s-1910s,” Ethnohistory, Vol. 65, No. 3 (July 2018): 391-415.



Hstr 214A Northwest America to 1849
HSTR 310   Indigenous-Settler Relations in the United States after 1850